Bug 453148 - Clients sometimes see old versions of NFS files
Clients sometimes see old versions of NFS files
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: nfs-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Steve Dickson
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Reported: 2008-06-27 11:15 EDT by Joel Eidsath
Modified: 2011-12-08 10:34 EST (History)
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Description Joel Eidsath 2008-06-27 11:15:33 EDT
Description of problem:
Fedora 7 clients sometimes see old versions of NFS files served from a RHEL 4
NFSv3 server. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
On the RHEL side we currently have kernel 2.6.9-67.0.1.ELsmp and
nfs-utils-1.0.6-84.EL4. On the Fedora 7 side, we have and 

How reproducible:
Extremely rare.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Modify file in nfs directory on one Fedora 7 client.
2. Log in to another Fedora 7 client and check file.
Actual results:
The old version of the file will sometimes be present on the second client.

Expected results:
The file should be at the new version.
Comment 2 Jeff Layton 2010-09-24 07:06:31 EDT
Hmm, not a lot of info here. Cache consistency is generally the purview of the client. The server just sends the info the client requests. The client decides whether and how to that info. Is this still reproducible on more modern clients?

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